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History of Japan

History of Japan - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1405123594

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ISBN13: 978-1405123594
ISBN10: 1405123591
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2005
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History of Japan - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405123594

Conrad Totman

ISBN13: 978-1405123594
ISBN10: 1405123591
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman's authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day.

  • The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility.
  • Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism.
  • Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow.
  • Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations.
  • Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Conventions Used
Acknowledgements
Preface
Maps
Introduction
Part I: Beginnings:
1. Geology, Climate, and Biota
2. From Origins to Agriculture
Part II: The Age of Dispersed Agriculturalists (400 BCE - 1250 CE):
3. Political Consolidation to 671 CE
4. Establishing the Ritsuryô Order (672-750)
5. Ritsuryô Adaptation and Decay (750-1250)
6. Classical Higher Culture (750-1250)
Part III: The Age of Intensive Agriculture (1250-1890):
7. The Centuries of Disorder (1250-1890)
8. Medieval Higher Culture (1250-1550)
9. Establishing the Bakuhan Order (1550-1700)
10. The Age of Growth (1590-1700)
11. Stasis and Decay (1700-1850)
12. Crisis and Redirection (1800-1890)
Part IV: The Age of Industrialism: Early Decades (1890-Present):
13. Early Imperial Triumph (1890-1914)
14. Early Imperial Society and Culture
15. Later Imperial Politics and Economy (1914-1945)
16. Later Imperial Society and Culture (1914-1945)
17. Drift to Disaster (1914-1945)
18. Entrepreneurial Japan: Politics and Economy (1945-1990)
19. Society and Environment (1945-1990)
20. The Culture of Entrepreneurial Japan (1945-1990)
Epilogue: Japan Today and Tomorrow
Endnotes
Appendices
A. Tables I-X
B. Chinese Words: Wade-Giles & Pinyin Orthographies
C. Glossary of Japanese Terms
D. Supplemental
Readings
Index

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